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Mon 4 Feb #1 
BBandicoot
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I don't know if anyone else got caught in that polar vortex, but after windchills below -55 degrees Fahrenheit (-48 Celsius), I am ready for some sunshine.

Luckily next week we will be visiting Adelaide, where the temperature is about 130 degrees warmer (on the Fahrenheit scale, at least). I can't wait to work on my golfer's tan (weird forehead hat lines and all) with you all!

This time it will be mostly a regular golf tournament - 18 holes, random groupings, golf scoring:

Condor: 2500 (-4)
Albatross: 2250-2499 (-3)
Eagle: 2000-2249 (-2)
Birdie: 1500-1999 (-1)
Par: 1000-1499 (+0)
Bogey: 500-999 (+1)
Double Bogey: 250-499 (+2)
Triple Bogey: 1-249 (+3)
Quadruple Bogey: 0 (+4)

The twist this time will be a handicap tournament, which will run concurrently with the regular golf tournament. No extra holes will need to be played, there will just be two leaderboards (one with the straight up scores, one handicapped). 

I have a couple of options on how to handicap this. One involves past golf tournament scores, one is a bit more complicated using the Decathlon stats. Will wait to see who signs up to decide which will work best. Either way, I expect to see a completely random scoreboard for the handicapped portion. It will boil down to playing above one's average or merely getting the lucky draw when it comes to the daily groupings. 

Would love to get the beer cart operable, the liquor pouring, and can somebody find my good double-hinged winekey?

Factacular, fun, and participation have a direct relationship, so please feel free to shoot of some brainoffs to your Kevvie teammates, people who haven't been around lately, those too shy to enter the tournaments. 

I think all the tournaments (now) cater to as many entrants as possible, so would love to see a big turnout for the first golf tourney of the year. 




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Mon 4 Feb #2 
Bryn middleton
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In please, BB.  Now for the important stuff...

For pre-round beer, I'll take a keg of Paulaner Salvator; traditionally brewed for Easter, I'm sure those monks have a spare or two for the winter months.  Hearty and hefty.

For the ninth hole wine break, a bottle of Chateau Musar 2011, a rather splendid red from the Bekaa Valley in the Lebanon.  It gets better with age but this one won't live to see it's 8th birthday I'm afraid!

Finally, for post round cursing and regret drinking, a bottle of Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey.  Honestly there are no words to describe it.  Applications for a tot can be submitted to me beforehand, but the selection criteria are VERY strict.




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Mon 4 Feb #3 
Quiz3000
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Mon 4 Feb #4 
BBandicoot
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Are bribes accepted?

Attempting to handicap this wild bunch is gonna have me needing the regret drinks for sure.  




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Tue 5 Feb #5 
JMK
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In please. Not sure the drinks trolley will be conducive to me bettering my average scores but, hey, YOLO!




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Tue 5 Feb #6 
BBandicoot
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LMAO!!!

That's the spirit.

 




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Tue 5 Feb #7 
vepa1943
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Aussie Open, here I come! Let the dimples fly, roll and, most importantly, swimm.


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Tue 5 Feb #8 
sally906
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I’m in - and an Aussie open means Aussie wines available at each hole - so many fine wines to pick from. 

A nice McWilliams Vermentino white should be available at all holes - allegedly the wine that beer drinkers prefer - not to sure about that as I don’t drink beer so can’t comment. Nothing heavy to drink as it’s darn hot out there - so a nice Rose, a Pinot Gris - West Australia do. Ice ones.  and maybe a light bodied red such as an Australian Pinot Noir which doesn’t have the ooomph of the New Zealand ones. 

There will be plenty of water to drink as well - to show that we are capable of being responsible drinkers!




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Tue 5 Feb #9 
Java
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I'm in.  Although I prefer to have a nice Shiraz or Cabernet Malbec from the Yarra Valley, it's not down there (here last week it was a balmy -30) so a Chardonnay or Riesling will do for me.  I have a coffee machine welded to my cart --- coffee is made with water so that should qualify for hydration. 




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Wed 6 Feb #10 
Helen McKenzie
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Im in with the beer cart and a good selection of cold ones will be available.....As we will be in Aussie a selection of their beers will be on offer..... VB, Coopers Original Pale Ale, Cascade Premium Light, Fosters and of course XXXX ( known as 4 X as Australians forgot how to spell Beer). I will also add in some of my favourites.....Heinekin, Corona, DB Export Gold and Tui for you draught drinkers.




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Thu 7 Feb #11 
chooky
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Seeing as it's in my own cyber-backyard, I'd like to play please. 




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Thu 7 Feb #12 
Seve
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Count me in, although not certain whether a hook or a slice goes the same way down under!




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Thu 7 Feb #13 
BBandicoot
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Good point Seve. Is my duck hook a power slice now? Or will it swirl from left to right? Whatever the case, I'll still be putting left hand low.




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Thu 7 Feb #14 
Nemesis
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In please!




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Thu 7 Feb #15 
lindy
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Sat 9 Feb #16 
Bob47
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Sun 10 Feb #17 
philgreek
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Sun 10 Feb #18 
Helen McKenzie
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I have added a Greek beer to the cart especially for philgreek.......I hope he likes Mythos beer it was first produced in 1997 and one of the best Greek lagers with a rich foam, bright blonde colour and a refreshing taste.




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Sun 10 Feb #19 
bertie
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Sun 10 Feb #20 
philgreek
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Regrettably I don’t drink but thanks for bringing some over Helen and I’ll be sure to add some homemade ouzo to the cart for everyone to enjoy!




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Mon 11 Feb #21 
Helen McKenzie
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I am sure Ouzo will go down well, thanks Phil




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Mon 11 Feb #22 
BBandicoot
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Golfers

  1. Bryn Middleton
  2. Quiz3000
  3. BBandicoot
  4. JMK
  5. Vepa1943
  6. Sally906
  7. Java
  8. Helen McKenzie
  9. Chooky
  10. Seve
  11. Nemesis
  12. Lindy
  13. Bob47
  14. Philgreek 
  15. Bertie
  16. Shortbreadforme27

A few hours left to sign up. Good luck everybody.




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Mon 11 Feb #23 
shortbreadforme27
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In please.




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Mon 11 Feb #24 
BBandicoot
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Added.




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Mon 11 Feb #25 
tallyho
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I’m in!




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Mon 11 Feb #26 
BBandicoot
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Snuck you in. Signup closed :)




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Mon 11 Feb #27 
Ruby Franks
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Damn, after several days away - minor internet issues, several minor family things, I find I'm a couple of hours late, good luck everyone, I'll stay on our very wet municipal 9-holer.




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Mon 11 Feb #28 
BBandicoot
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@Ruby I'll sneak you in.




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Mon 11 Feb #29 
Tazing
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Count me in if you can :)

No worries if you can't though

There is load shedding in South Africa at the moment so that means 3 periods of 2.5 hours of no electricity to contend with everyday...... :( the worst its been since 2008




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Mon 11 Feb #30 
BBandicoot
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I'll sneak you in too, Tazing. First day you'll be flying solo, I'll get you grouped up for day two. Good luck.




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Mon 11 Feb #31 
Ruby Franks
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Thanks so much BB, how nice to leave UK February for something else, as long as it isn't polar vortex, polar regions, drought and ultra-heat.




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Mon 11 Feb #32 
BBandicoot
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You’ve read my mind ruby! Was supposed to be going to Hawaii this month but alas... factacular travel is gonna have to suffice :). Never been to Oceania before!




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